Walter E. Callahan 80, of Goshen Twp., Salem died at 2:03 am Friday, July 2, 2021, at Salem Regional Medical Center.
He was born on May 12, 1941, in Salem. The son of the late George and Sara (Gromley) Callahan.
Walt was a lifetime area resident, attended Salem High School, and retired from a long career of truck driving. There were many things over the years that he found to keep himself busy. He helped his brother-in-law, Ed Geary when he first started the towing business. If a small engine or big one needed to be fixed, Walt was not afraid to tackle it. When the modern era of computers came along, it helped him on fixing things. He became an avid “You Tuber”, it was his helper on fixing just about anything. The History Channel was very commonplace, as he would settle in to watch things on the wars and shows about westerns. Walter had also attended the Greenford Christian Church.
He is survived by his children: Jeffrey W. Callahan of Salem, Neil T. (Karen) Callahan of Glenn Dale, W.Va., Brian L. Callahan of Salem, and Lisa A. (Joseph) Endicott of Salem, Siblings: Sally Geary of Salem, and Mary (Jim) Blasiman of Salem and William (Norma) Callahan of Columbiana, eleven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Barbara Ann Blasiman whom he married on June 7, 1963, and who died on August 27, 2019, siblings: John Callahan and Judy Clark.
Services will be held on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at 11 AM at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. The Rev. Rollie Shwendeman from Marietta will be officiating with burial in Hope Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held on Monday from 5 to 7 pm and from 10 to 11 AM Tuesday at the funeral home.
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